Speakers
TAC Speakers

Lahcen Bahij
Producer, Studio Redfrog
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
 
Mary Bredin
Creative Development, Team TO / Green Tiger Club
Demystifying 3D for the Small Screen
Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
 
Matt Burnett
Co-Creator, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network Studios
Behind the Scenes with Craig of the Creek
Thursday, September 27, 10:45 am - 11:45 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Matt Burnett and Ben Levin are the Emmy-nominated co-creators of Cartoon Network’s newest comedy adventure series, Craig of the Creek. Based on their original short featured in Cartoon Network Studios’ award-winning Artist Program, Craig of the Creek follows best friends Craig, JP and Kelsey as they explore their neighborhood creek – a boundless, kid-run world full of colorful characters that fosters new imaginative adventures every day.

Prior to creating Craig of the Creek, Burnett and Levin earned three Emmy nominations as head writers on the critically acclaimed Steven Universe. The duo has been writing and animating together for more than a decade and teamed up while living in New York City. Prior to joining Cartoon Network Studios, this creative team founded the independent animation studio, For Tax Reasons and created the cult hit webseries, Ronin Dojo Community College DX. They also co-created Bounty Hunters for CMT and helped develop LEGO Mixels for Cartoon Network. Levin has also directed short films and music videos for the internet throughout his career, while Burnett has an impressive collection of Magic cards.
Matt Burnett
 
Brent Butt
Creator, EP, Showrunner, Corner Gas Animated
Brent Butt Keynote
Thursday, September 27, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Brent Butt was raised in a tiny, rural farming community. From a young age, Brent was determined to pursue a
career in stand-up comedy and he has been on the road performing live shows since his early 20’s.

After many years touring, Brent started thinking about a TV series idea, CORNER GAS, set in the fictional
town of Dog River with an odd bunch of archetypal characters. The series went on to become Canada’s #1
comedy for six seasons.

CORNER GAS ANIMATED, an all-new animated version of the iconic comedy franchise re-imagined by Brent
and launched in 2018, became the highest rated show in the history of The Comedy Network.
Brent Butt
 
Eric Calderon
Head of Studio, Octopie Studio
Pitch THIS ! Finale
Thursday, September 27, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

24+ years experience in writing, development, & co-productions for animation specifically in the US, Canada, South East Asia, and Japan. Currently also producing and hosting 'Surviving Animation', an original industry-focused YouTube channel.
Eric Calderon
 
Candice Chambers
Director, Acquisitions and Digital Distribution, 9 Story Media Group
Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Candice Chambers is a seasoned television executive with over 12 years of experience in digital distribution, acquisitions, sales, and production. As Director of Digital Distribution and Acquisitions, Candice oversees 9 Story’s digital business, and handles content acquisitions with third party producers. Prior to joining 9 Story in 2011, Candice held various positions at Warner Bros International Television Distribution across business administration and sales. Candice also held prior positions at Corus Entertainment within programming (W Network) and production (CMT).
Candice Chambers
 
Dana Cluverius
Vice President, Current Series Animation , Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Loud House
Friday, September 28, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Dana Cluverius is the Vice President of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon where she is the Executive in Charge of top rated animated series The Loud House, which is currently in production on season four, and will also oversee the animated spinoff, Los Casagrandes.  Cluverius most recently wrapped production on Pinky Malinky, which will soon debut on Netflix.  Cluverius works closely with creators and producers to oversee each series from the start of production to final delivery.  This involves giving creative feedback and direction for all aspects of the production process.  Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Cluverius was Vice President, Current Programming & Scheduling at Kids WB for 11 years and worked closely with Warner Bros. Animation.  There she successfully supervised over 500 hours of kids programming and was responsible for several award winning series such as Scooby-Doo, X-Men: Evolution, and Johnny Test.  While in college Cluverius interned for San Diego’s NBC affiliate and holds a Bachelor of Science in Television & Film Production from San Diego State University.
Dana Cluverius
 
Jennifer Corbett
Head of Audience Development & Brand, Crunchyroll
To Be or Not to Be Original (Content): Anime Edition
Thursday, September 27, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Jen Corbett is an expert in audience development, having worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, with a focus on social media, video, and content marketing.

At Ellation, Jen oversees audience development and brand. With a social media audience of 27 million anime fans, the Crunchyroll brand engages with followers around the clock and all over the world. Through social conversations, news, hosted video, influencer partnerships, and experiential formats, Jen's team builds audience and loyalty. To deepen this fan connection, Jen is pursuing new, original content types of high production quality, including branded partnerships and documentaries, to the Crunchyroll platform.

Prior to her experience at Ellation, Jen served as Vice President of Audience Development at Discovery Communications where she grew a digital-native business of 2B online video views annually for the media giant. She's also built sponsored-solutions for clients at Rooftop Media (an Audible company) and developed innovation concepts for Fortune 500 companies through agencies including Sterling Brands and GameChanger. Jen earned her MBA at University of San Francisco and her BS in Advertising at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
Jennifer Corbett
 
Tori Coulthart
Head of Production, Jam Filled
Demystifying 3D for the Small Screen
Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
 
Marge Dean
Head of Studio, Ellation Studios
To Be or Not to Be Original (Content): Anime Edition
Thursday, September 27, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Margaret Dean is the Head of Studio for Ellation, home to home of industry-leading brands Crunchyroll and VRV. In this role, Dean is tasked with building studios in Los Angeles and Tokyo for the production of original animated content for both channels. Dean is also the President of Women in Animation.

Prior to Ellation, Dean was the General Manager of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the largest stop motion studio in Southern California, where she supervised production of “Robot Chicken” (Adult Swim) and “Buddy Thunderstruck” (Netflix) as well as expanded Stoopid Buddy’s range of work to include 2D and 3D CGI.

Known for building studios and animation pipelines, Dean has been responsible for the design or re-design of several studios large and small, including Columbia-TriStar TV, Warner Bros. Animation, Mattel’s Playground Production, Omation (Steve Oedekerk), Technicolor Animation and Wildbrain Entertainment.
Marge Dean
 
Audrey Diehl
VP, Series, Warner Bros Animation
Pitch THIS ! Finale
Thursday, September 27, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

AUDREY DIEHL is Vice President, Series, at Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), where she
oversees creative and production matters for animated content, from initial outline to finished episode. She is charged with finding original material, identifying properties from the Warner Bros. collection to develop for animated series, and spearheading the search for new writers, producers and artists. Diehl also serves as programming executive for select current WBA series, including Animaniacs, Harley Quinn and Looney Tunes Cartoons.
Audrey Diehl
 
Mark Edwards
Lawyer, Edwards PC, Creative Law
Legal Blasts
Wednesday, September 26, 11:15 am - 11:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
Wednesday, September 26, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Mark is a lawyer and founder of Edwards PC, Creative Law, an Ottawa legal boutique focusing on creative clients - individuals and companies producing animation, films, TV, digital media, software, music and books.

Mark has also been a producer, developing and financing over $52M of children's animation, a founder, launching CrowdWave, a proprietary, mass-interactive game platform for professional and collegiate sports, and a builder, managing development and production of state of the art 'advergames' and interactive web sites for the NA advertising industry.

As both a lawyer and a media entrepreneur, Mark practices creative law, building and helping others to build entertainment and new media businesses.
Mark Edwards
 
Keith Fay
Director, Action Adventure Development, Cartoon Network Studios
Pitch THIS ! Finale
Thursday, September 27, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Keith began his entertainment career in music as a successful songwriter, producer and touring artist in the freewheeling 1990’s San Francisco punk rock scene. Not surprisingly, this segued seamlessly into writing for hyper-violent video games, including the wildly successful and brutally offensive God of War. As a partner and Head of Development for Titmouse Studios, Keith produced the first two seasons of Adult Swim’s smash hit Metalocalypse, was Executive Producer for Marvel’s first prime-time animated series The Black Panther, has written and produced several high-profile projects with Snoop Dogg, Slash (Guns ‘n Roses), Gina Schock (Go Go’s), Andre “3000” Benjamin (Outkast), and also served as creative producer for the in-game cinematics scenes for the five most successful Guitar Hero video games.

Since 2013, Keith has been Director of Original Series at Cartoon Network, where he has developed and handled Current Programming duties for some of the network’s most successful franchises, including Ben 10, Mighty Magiswords and the upcoming anthology series, Infinity Train.
Keith Fay
 
Joellen Ferrer
VP of Communications, Ellation (Crunchyroll + VRV)
To Be or Not to Be Original (Content): Anime Edition
Thursday, September 27, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Joellen Ferrer is the vice president of communications for Ellation, home to home of industry-leading brands Crunchyroll and VRV. In her role, she oversees public relations, employee communications, employer brand marketing, and corporate social responsibility for the company.

Prior to joining Ellation, Ferrer led corporate marketing and communications teams for a mix of tech B2B and B2C companies, including StubHub, Ustream/IBM Video Cloud, and Mode Media. Her expertise is rooted in change management, having worked across startup, midsize, and corporate environments -- including three exits via acquisition.

Ferrer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at the University of California, Davis, and lives in San Francisco with two pups, Stewie and Pepa.
Joellen Ferrer
 
Tiffany Ford
Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network
Behind the Scenes with Craig of the Creek
Thursday, September 27, 10:45 am - 11:45 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Tiffany Ford is an LA native cartoonist and illustrator. She has worked with Cartoon Network, Disney, New York Times, and many more. She has worked on the Emmy nominated show Steven Universe , directed Big City Greens on Disney TV, and co-illustrated the New York Times best selling children’s book The Answer by Rebecca Sugar. Her work celebrates everyday situations, people, and simple slice of life stories.
Tiffany Ford
 
Morghan Fortier
Co-Owner & CEO, Skyship Entertainment / Tinman Creative Studios
Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Morghan Fortier is the Co-Owner and CEO of Skyship Entertainment and Co-Owner / Executive Producer of Tinman Creative Studios, digital-first production studios focused on original series and song content for preschoolers and older audiences.

Skyship Entertainment is home to some of the most well known and loved children’s content on YouTube. With over 11+ billion views, and 12+ million subscribers across 9 Youtube channels, Skyship's children's brand Super Simple has been sharing songs and stories for over a decade. Our mission is to make enriching, high quality content available to children in every corner of the globe.

Prior to forming Tinman & Skyship, Morghan has produced numerous television shows such as JoJo's Circus (Playhouse Disney), Celebrity Deathmatch (The Comedy Network), Rick & Steve (LOGO / Teletoon) and Ugly Americans (Comedy Central).
Morghan Fortier
 
Luce Grosjean
Miyu Distribution
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

In 2014 Luce Grosjean founded Sève Films, a distribution company destined to promote student films in animation festivals, but also young talent directors. In 2017, she associated with Miyu Productions to create Miyu Distribution, specialized in distribution in festivals and international sells.

2018 was a great year for the company. The films that she distributed are 'Negative Space' and 'Garden Party' (Oscar nominated), 'Bloeistraat 11' (Annecy Cristal winner), and 'I'm Going Out For Cigarettes' (Locarno winner).
Luce Grosjean
 
Hector Herrera
Creative Director, TOGETHER: Words+Pictures for Art & Culture
Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Hector Herrera is a creative director and animator living and working in Toronto. Having headed the design teams of several award winning studios (Cuppa Coffee Animation, The Studio Upstairs and Trace Pictures) he is a founding member of the animated content team TOGETHER.

With over 10 years experience in broadcast design, Hector has created work for a diverse range of clients that include Cartoon Network, SpikeTV, BBC, CTV and David Cronenberg as well as advertising agencies such as JWT, Ogilvy and FBC among others.
His work has been showcased in several design publications such as Stash, Design In Motion, Applied Arts and Boards magazine and has garnered several BDA gold, silver and bronze awards.

Hector is also an instructor in the illustration program at the Ontario College Of Art and Design.
Hector Herrera
 
Robert Jaszczurowski
Producer & Co-Owner, GS Animation / Grupa Smacznego
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Robert Jaszczurowski is co-owner and founder of GS Animation, an animation studio and production company founded in 2004. Responsible for numerous animated projects, both commercial and artistic, including Paul Shuttleworth’s 'Harry and Toto' (2008), a TV series for BBC Worldwide; the award-winning 'Mami Fatale' (2012), an original TV series syndicated in multiple territories; the 3D short 'Lost Senses' (2013) which received the Jury Award at SIGGRAPH 2013; 'Basia' TV series based on best-selling books in Poland; 'Grand Banda' TV series action-comedy (in production); 'Squeek' developed feature film for kids about the idea of solidarity, „Basia and doggy summer” a feature film in development.
Robert Jaszczurowski
 
Brett Jubinville
Head of Production, Skyship Entertainment Company
Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Brett Jubinville is an award-winning writer and animation director who has held a multitude of positions within the animation industry for the past 12 years. He is currently the Head of Production at Skyship Entertainment, directing all of their animated content and overseeing Skyship's talented team of designers, storyboard artists and animators.
Brett  Jubinville
 
Karen Kirkland
Creative Strategist and Founder, The Breakk
Personal Pitch Perfection
Thursday, September 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Château Laurier - L'Orangerie Room

Karen Kirkland, Literary Agent at Abrams Artists Agency, international speaker and industry veteran, who over the past 27 years has been involved in various aspects of the film and television industry; stemming from an independent producing background, she has been nominated for multiple MTV Music Video Awards, won an NAACP Image Award for Video of the Year, and served as the Producer of the LA Film Festival. Formerly, as Nickelodeon’s VP of Talent Development, Karen spent 13+ years overseeing the Nickelodeon Writing Program - one of the most competitive and well-respected vehicles for emerging TV writers. Karen has launched the careers of many successful writers, including those who are currently at EP, Producer and Story Editor level at HBO, Comedy Central, ABC, Adult Swim, The CW, FOX, Amazon, and Hulu. She most recently founded The Breakk; a 3-day creative retreat for emerging female television writers from around the world.
Karen Kirkland
 
Jordan Koch
Storyboard Artist, The Loud House, Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Loud House
Friday, September 28, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Jordan Koch is a storyboard artist on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House. In 2012, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in hand-drawn animation from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has worked extensively as a freelance artist for clients in and around the Los Angeles area including Disney Television Animation, Renegade Animation/Warner Bros., and Animation Magazine.
Jordan Koch
 
Ben Levin
Co-Creator, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network
Behind the Scenes with Craig of the Creek
Thursday, September 27, 10:45 am - 11:45 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Matt Burnett and Ben Levin are the Emmy-nominated co-creators of Cartoon Network’s newest comedy adventure series, Craig of the Creek. Based on their original short featured in Cartoon Network Studios’ award-winning Artist Program, Craig of the Creek follows best friends Craig, JP and Kelsey as they explore their neighborhood creek – a boundless, kid-run world full of colorful characters that fosters new imaginative adventures every day.

Prior to creating Craig of the Creek, Burnett and Levin earned three Emmy nominations as head writers on the critically acclaimed Steven Universe. The duo has been writing and animating together for more than a decade and teamed up while living in New York City. Prior to joining Cartoon Network Studios, this creative team founded the independent animation studio, For Tax Reasons and created the cult hit webseries, Ronin Dojo Community College DX. They also co-created Bounty Hunters for CMT and helped develop LEGO Mixels for Cartoon Network. Levin has also directed short films and music videos for the internet throughout his career, while Burnett has an impressive collection of Magic cards.
Ben Levin
 
Karen Malach
Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Loud House
Friday, September 28, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
 
Rachel Marcus
Development Executive, Guru Studio
Demystifying 3D for the Small Screen
Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Rachel's passion is creating innovative IP while discovering and mentoring new talent. Her focus as Development Executive is sourcing new creative projects and building partnerships to develop concepts for linear and interactive content. Rachel spent four years at Nickelodeon in New York working in Digital Content Development creating original IP games and short-form pilots. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston studying Architecture and Illustration.
Rachel Marcus
 
Nathalie Martinez
Producer, Wise Blue Studios
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Born in France, Nathalie moved to Valencia, Spain, in 1980. She holds a Master’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from Universitat de Valencia; did her post-graduate doctoral studies in Cinema and Education at the Catholic University of Valencia; and most recently received her Executive MBA in International Business by the European University and UC Berkeley. She has been working in film and television since 1999. She produced her first feature film in 2003 and never looked back.
Nathalie Martinez
 
Ben McEvoy
Producer / Host, The Smartist
Demystifying 3D for the Small Screen
Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Ben McEvoy has spent almost 15 years learning the 'business of art' - both as a creative, a producer, a teacher, and as an entrepreneur. This experience has lead to the development of The Smartist, an online initiative designed to help introduce and coach artists and creative professionals about the mechanics of business, and most importantly, of success. Look for the Smartist Podcast launching in late 2017/early 2018 at thesmartist.com.

In his day-to-day, Ben leads award winning creative projects and business development initiatives for agencies, brands, content creators, entrepreneurs and educators through his creative agency, Friends & Enemies - a creative collective of creative studios and independent talent. Past and current media clients include Vice Canada, Google ZOO, 20th Century Fox, Corus, Lionsgate Films, CTV, CBC, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, TVO Kids, and the National Film Board of Canada. He's also co-founder and sometime executive director of TAAFI, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International.
Ben McEvoy
 
Michelle McIver
Digital Media Producer, Freelance
Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

A CSA and YMA nominated digital media producer and strategist, Michelle is uniquely qualified to bridge the comprehension gap between traditional television and digital media production. Leveraging her experience in grass roots promotional marketing, online ad sales and cross platform campaigns, she ensures that the ongoing needs of promotion and engagement are taken into account at all stages. Michelle is often called upon to create discoverability plans for both TV and digital, to work with and apply for funds, and to advise on partnership opportunities for content creators. With over 18 years producing interactive projects, Michelle spent the last 7 focusing her efforts in the children's media space.
Michelle McIver
 
Drew Mullin
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Kids
Pitch THIS ! Finale
Thursday, September 27, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Drew Mullin was an international award winning Writer, Director and Producer before joining the CBC Kids team as an Executive in Charge of Production in 2015. At CBC, Drew has overseen several broadcast and digital series including: season 1 of Dot, Snapshots, Glowbies, The Art Show and Season 2 of Ollie and Season 3 of Napkin Man. He also works closely with digital team to help executive produce the CBC Kids “Digital Originals” shorts.
Drew Mullin
 
Byron Pascoe
Lawyer, Edwards PC, Creative Law
Legal Blasts
Wednesday, September 26, 11:15 am - 11:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
Wednesday, September 26, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Byron grew up being very active in Ottawa’s arts community. After completing a business degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, he returned to Ottawa to manage a TV and new media production company. They produced comedy programming for CBC, MuchMusic, U.S. cable network G4TV, and created some of the earliest original online prank comedy programming.

Byron attended Law School at the University of Windsor. He co-founded the Entertainment Law Society, and Charter Project (www.JoinTheDiscussion.ca), a national education initiative about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Byron produced public service announcements about the Charter’s 30th anniversary, featuring Canadian celebrities. Millions of Canadians watched them on television and in movie theaters.

After practicing law at a business law firm, Byron joined Mark Edwards at Ottawa’s creative law boutique - Edwards PC, Creative Law (www.edwardslaw.ca). Each having experience in the industry, they provide legal assistance to individuals and companies producing games, films, TV, animation, digital media, software, music and publications.
Byron Pascoe
 
Marielle Poupelin
Director of International Promotion, Telefilm Canada
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
 
Adam Rumanek
Founder / CEO, Aux Mode
Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Entrepreneur. Author. Internet programmer. Since selling his first Internet company in the year 2000, Adam has created industry-lauded programs and companies in web, content, big data and next-generation technology. For over a decade, Adam has collaborated globally with corporations, governments, and NGOs, helping enable them to maximize the business potential of digital media platforms. In 2012, the eruption of YouTube – and the exponential population explosion of YouTubers – alerted Adam to the need for a Multi Channel Network (MCN) to help manage and protect users. His solution, and his next start-up venture, he named Aux Mode. Adam is Google and YouTube Certified, 5 degrees, and is also the author of ‘How to Make Money on YouTube’ that can be found on iTunes.
Adam Rumanek
 
Karla Sakas Shropshire
Story Editor, The Loud House, Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Loud House
Friday, September 28, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Karla Sakas Shropshire is currently Story Editor on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House. After growing up in a log cabin on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., she studied playwriting and children’s theatre at James Madison University. In 2013, she was accepted into the Nickelodeon Writing Program, where she drew on her experiences growing up in a big family to help develop The Loud House. She went on to co-write the pilot episode, “Left in the Dark,” and has been writing for Lincoln and his sisters ever since.
Karla Sakas Shropshire
 
Fred Seibert
Founder, Frederator Networks & CCO, WOW! Unlimited, Frederator Studios
Fred Seibert Tells All: Confessions of a Serial Media Innovator
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, the Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media, and a serial media entrepreneur.

He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Fred founded Next New Networks (acquired by YouTube). He’s on the board of directors of Sawhorse Media, and was the first investor in Tumblr.

Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network, Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, Cartoon Hangover, the home of Bravest Warriors and Bee & PuppyCat (the most funded web series Kickstarter in history), and Frederator Books. Frederator distributes hundreds of independently owned, animator operated, YouTube channels. WOW! Unlimited Media is the merger of Frederator, Rainmaker Entertainment, and Ezrin Hirsh (founded by veteran producer Bob Ezrin and animation pioneer Michael Hirsh).
Fred Seibert
 
Asalle Tanha
Manager of Development, Cartoon Network Studios
Behind the Scenes with Craig of the Creek
Thursday, September 27, 10:45 am - 11:45 am, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room
Pitch THIS ! Finale
Thursday, September 27, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Asalle is the Manager of Development for Cartoon Network’s Original Series department, working to find and develop new original kids shows. Prior to Cartoon Network, Asalle worked in development at Arc Productions and in production in Pixar's Story department. She holds a BA in Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley and an MSc from the London School of Economics in Media and Communications.
Asalle Tanha
 
Ramin Zahed
Editor-in-Chief, Animation Magazine
Fred Seibert Tells All: Confessions of a Serial Media Innovator
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

Ramin Zahed is the Editor-in-Chief of Animation Magazine. He has been covering the animation and visual effects world for over 20 years. His articles have also appeared in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times and Emmy Magazine. He is the author of numerous books on animation, including The Art of Missing Link, The Art of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Art of The Little Prince, The Art of Captain Underpants and The Art of Rise of the Guardians.
Ramin Zahed